Most read reports
- Somalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea
- Eritrea: Human rights central to brighter future, says expert
- Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2444 (2018), Security Council Lifts Sanctions on Eritrea, Renews Arms Embargo against Somalia
- UN Security Council Lifts Arms Embargo on Eritrea
- Thousands of families reunited one month after Ethiopia–Eritrea border reopens
The Emergency Relief Coordinator has allocated $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2018 first Underfunded Emergencies round to assist some 4.3 million people in neglected crises in nine countries. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in protracted emergencies where humanitarian suffering is alarmingly high while available resources are critically low. This funding will target:
The Central Emergency Response Fund’s (CERF) underfunded emergencies (UFE) grants are allocated twice a year to the least funded emergencies with the highest levels of risk, vulnerability and humanitarian needs.
9.6 million people remain displaced in the region
Nearly 750,000 people displaced since March 2013
Eastern Africa host to over 9 million displaced people
As of March 2013, there were 9,153,973 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This represents an increase of 638,663 people since the end of September 2012. Of the current total displaced population, 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.
Rains continue to pound much of region
Great Lakes crisis unabated
Burundi, Eritrea suffer from “extremely alarming” hunger
Food security expected to improve in Ethiopia as primary harvest starts
Flooding affects tens of thousands in central Somalia
Oxfam warns Somalia’s food crisis likely to worsen in coming months
Massive flooding to affect food security and livelihoods in South Sudan
Kenya Law on Internally Displaced Persons passed
BY DR. TOMAZ AUGUSTO SALOMÃO
OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE
SIGNING OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
FOR THE JOINT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME ON
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
16 TH JULY 2012, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
38e séance – matin
La Cinquième Commission, chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires, a recommandé à l’Assemblée générale d’approuver un budget d’un montant total de plus de 7 milliards de dollars pour le financement de 14 opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies (OMP) et missions politiques spéciales, pour couvrir l’exercice budgétaire annuel allant du 1er juillet 2012 au 30 juin 2013.
VIENTIANE, Laos, 9 November 2010-Max Kerley, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the UN focal point for mine action, expressed his satisfaction with the new Convention on Cluster Munitions during the First Meeting of States Parties in Vientiane, Laos. "This is the most important step for global conventional disarmament since the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty.
OVERVIEW, PRIORITY GAPS, ACTIONS REQUIRED:
UNHCR continues to render protection and humanitarian assistance to 149,289 refugees and asylum seekers countrywide, the majority of whom are hosted in various settlements in Western Uganda. Additionally, some 37,298 others in urban areas, Kampala specifically, are under the care of UNHCR.
Statistics April 2010
Total refugee population in Kenya: 387,372
- Dadaab 272,712
- Kakuma 69,414
- Nairobi 45,246 : 300 to 500 new arrivals a week Nairobi (majority Somali)
Country of Origin: Somalia; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Sudan; Great Lakes etc.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
I have just returned from Eastern Sudan which, as you know, is the centre of one of the longest standing refugee situations in Africa. The East epitomizes this country's long history of hosting refugees. It is a tribute to both the Government of Sudan and the people of the Eastern region, who share land and natural resources with refugees who have nowhere else to go.
I visited Wad Sharifey, Shagarab and Kilo 26 refugee camps.
NEW YORK, 10 September 2009 - UNICEF today released new figures that show the rate of deaths of children under five years of age continued to decline in 2008.
The data shows a 28 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate, from 90 deaths per 1000 live births in 1990, to 65 deaths per 1000 live births in 2008.
NEW YORK, 10 septembre 2009 - L'UNICEF a publié aujourd'hui de nouveaux chiffres qui montrent que le taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans a continué de baisser en 2008.
Les données indiquent une chute de 28% du taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans, passé de 90 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 1990 à 65 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 2008.
WFP is currently feeding more than 14.5 million refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees in some of the most dangerous and hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
In Pakistan, more than 2 million people have been displaced by fighting in the North West Frontier Province. In Sri Lanka, recent conflict has made more than 270,000 people homeless. And in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 130,000 people have fled fighting in recent months.
In Darfur, about 2.5 million people were displaced by the conflict since 2003.
A Security Council delegation on a week-long visit to Africa met with internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today to assess efforts by the Government and the United Nations to consolidate peace and security in the area, a spokesperson for the world body said.
The 15-member group visited Kiwanja IDP camp near Goma, in North Kivu province, temporary home to some 13,000 people fleeing conflicts in the area, Marie Okabe told reporters in New York.
Earlier, on arrival in Goma from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the delegation was briefed by the …
As one of the three durable solutions for refugees, resettlement is often used when the other options - voluntary repatriation and local integration - are not available. UNHCR Khartoum has been working with resettlement countries to provide this option to refugees in Sudan, particularly those with specific needs.
There are criteria defined by resettlement countries and UNHCR for a refugee to be considered for this option.
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
58e séance – après-midi
Les délégations adoptent plusieurs projets de résolution sur les aspects administratifs et budgétaires de treize de ces opérations
Sixty-first General Assembly
58th Meeting (PM)
Text Call for Offices of Military Affairs, Rule of Law As Organization Moves to Strengthen Capacity, Meet Surging Demand
Sixty-first General Assembly
49th Meeting (AM)
As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up almost $5.4 billion in financing for the Organization’s peacekeeping operations for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008, speakers expressed strong support for peacekeeping as a core function of the United Nations, and stressed the importance of providing adequate financing to individual missions in order to ensure successful implementation of their mandates.